By Boy Villasanta I Published: June 28, 2020
Aside from being Viva Entertainment artists in more ways than, what do Sarah Geronimo and Andrea del Rosario have in common?
Both of them have an affinity with Matteo Guidicelli.
While Sarah is Matteo’s official wife, Andrea is the Fil-Italian actor’s screen co-star in the upcoming Viva Films’ fantasy adventure, “Pedro Penduko,” a comic book hero and supernatural character created by National Artist for Visual Arts, Francisco V. Coching.
“Pedro Penduko,” a popular Filipino local underdog protagonist who rises from cowardice to powerful crime buster and annihilator of bad guys, has been filmed five times already and thrice adapted for television. It is currently in the pipeline production of Viva Entertainment.
“Pedro Penduko,” was supposed to roll its cameras early this year but the novel coronavirus struck the country and eventually lent devastating effects on the local film industry.
Matteo is the titular star of the movie with a powerhouse cast of Viva mainstays.
Andrea, one of its major stars, was disappointed of sorts when the project was delayed but would understand the circumstances surrounding its postponement.
“Still positively waiting for the start of ‘Pedro Penduko’; excited about its roll,” exclaimed Andrea while in her rest house at Calatagan in Batangas via her social media outlets.
Instead of sulking in one corner being eaten up by the uncertainties of the health crisis and the disappointment brought about by the delay off the film project, the still-sexy actress turns to painting while patiently awaiting the green light of the shoots.
While locked down because of COVID-19 isolation in her house by the beach, Andrea took to painting, an art she had also learned while taking up Fine Arts and Advertising from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila before she ventured into show business.
Del Rosario brought all her painting paraphernalia to Batangas to exercise her artistic pursuit while waiting for Viva’s go-signal and the community quarantine restrictions to soften.
Doing things to cope with the demands of COVID-19 is Andrea’s reminder to one and all that there are always better alternatives to solving problems than to be beaten by them. (Photo Credit: Andrea del Rosario’s Instagram)